Easy Weight Loss
by Patrick Austin
Nope, No Such Thing as Easy Weight Loss
People today are always looking for the easy way out. Thats
just human nature. In our society of convenience we expect a thing
like weight loss to be simple and easy to do. Unfortunately, theres
no such thing as easy weight loss.
Believe me, I wish there was a pill you could pop or magic potion
you could make that would melt the pounds away, but there isnt.
Just use your common sense. If there was such a thing as easy
weight loss, why are so many Americans still overweight? I mean,
doctors have stated that we are in a health epidemic with regards
The reality is, weight loss takes dedication, determination,
and consistency. I believe the reason so many people are overweight,
and even morbidly obese, is because they treat weight loss as
a temporary thing (the easy weight loss thinking). They tell themselves
that they are going to eat right and exercise for two weeks so
to lose those extra pounds. But after those two weeks, theyll
go right back to their old eating habits. This strategy will lead
The easy weight loss industry needs to take some
of the responsibility for this. People are bombarded with television
and newspaper ads telling all of us that we can completely change
their bodies in a week. If you see an ad like that, ignore it.
Its just a sales pitch. Make no mistake about it, 99.9%
of the weight loss pills, patches, and creams on the market do
little to nothing in terms of helping you lose weight. The companies
that sell those products just want your money.
You cannot look at controlling your weight as a temporary goal.
The emphasis should be on changing your lifestyle permanently.
Eating healthy foods shouldnt be something you do for a
week. It needs to be something you do for the rest of your life.
Exercise also needs to be a staple of your lifestyle. You shouldnt
look at is as a negative thing. If you approach exercise with
a positive attitude, it can actually be very fulfilling. In fact,
when you exercise, your body releases endorphins that make your
body feel very good.
Let me just reiterate, there is no such thing as easy weight
loss. It takes three things achieve your weight loss goalsdedication,
determination, and consistency.
If youd like more information about weight loss, here are
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Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com. He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.